UPDATE (9:47 p.m. Monday) — The Lansing woman who was reported missing Sunday has been found safe, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said in an update Monday afternoon.

Sophy Sok, 21, of Lansing, was reported missing Sunday. At about 5:06 p.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office said Sok was located in a wooded area in the Town of Lansing “in good condition.”

Bangs Ambulance, the Lansing Fire Department, the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response, New York State Police and the Department of Environmental Conservation: Search and Rescue assisted in the search.

In a message on Facebook, the sheriff’s office said, “We appreciate all of the assistance from these agencies, as well as the community, to bring this young lady home safely. Thank you.”


LANSING, N.Y. — Police are searching for a developmentally disabled woman who was last seen at her Lansing home Sunday morning.

Sophy Sok, 21, was last seen around 8:30 a.m. Sunday at her home on North Triphammer Road in Lansing and police believe she likely left the area on foot.

Sok is described as being five-feet-tall and weighing 95 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes, does not speak English and is Asian. No description of her clothing is available.

A source confirmed that the woman may have been seen in the West Hill area, but officials have been unable to verify that report.

Anyone who sees Sok is asked to call the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department at 607-272-2444 or dial 911 to report the sighting.

Jolene Almendarez

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